These betting slips were discarded in and around many betting shops (71 at the time of publication) in the borough of Hackney in north-east London. The average number of betting shops in other London boroughs is 23. Each of these papers began as hope, and was then shaped by loss or defeat and cast aside. These new forms now embody states of mind shaped by nervous tension and grief. After these images were made, little autopsies were performed on the papers to reveal the failed bets held within.
To exhibit this book, remove the book block from the outer cover, expand the pages and hang from nails or small hooks using the holes provided.
78 pp, 36 Black and White illustrations
This special edition version comes in a box with a signed and numbered bromide print and a stencil for exhibition purposes
232 mm x 300 mm portrait format
Edition of 100 copies (mixed covers)
Published by: Nobody
Publication date: May 2008
Printed on recycled paper stock
All books are signed and numbered
Due to the sensitive nature of the covering material there may be small marks on the box.